Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Toy Story 3 - Mid-year Animation Field Trip

To whet the taste buds for our animation field trip planned for Thursday...

I like the way Pixar include an animated short film with the feature film.

A comment about the feature film in the comments. Check it out after you see the film.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Michel Gagne

I've been practicing animating in Flash with abstract shapes. Some research on silhouette style animation helped me discover the clip above.

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is an independent game being produced by Fuelcell Games and artist Michel Gagné.

Michel Gagne talks about how fluid his hand drawn animation looks when he works at 30fps (games animation frame rate). I thought that may interest games animator's and traditional animators alike.

If you dig a little bit more you can also find the work Gagne did for Brad Bird and Pixar's Ratatouille.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lino - Stop Mo' Surfari

Two of my favourite things: surfing and animation.

Sometimes I listen to Jack Johnson and look for animation inspiration in 1970's surf movies.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Inspire - How does your showreel compare?

I was at 2nd year Cassie's blog watching Joker and Batman dolls in some awesome stop mo' breakdance battles. Then I saw Bruce Lee fighting Ironman. So I researched the director/animator Patrick Boivin and found his Vimeo channel and 2009 showreel.